Tweeted 27 May – 01 June, 2012
- I see my patterns and make changes without embarrassment or guilt. -@EleanoreFranz (RT)
- Don’t get in the habit of only writing when there’s some ritual that’s been satisfied. -@doctorow (RT @AdviceToWriters)
- The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake. -Elbert Hubbard (RT @mikehenrysr)
- Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves! -Andre Gide (RT @thehrgoddess)
- No matter the subject, it’s a blogger’s humanity that draws me in. I’ve read about learning Chinese and been riveted. -@schmutzie (RT @Mom101)
- Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about. -Ashleigh Brilliant (RT @stevekaplanlive)
Peter F. Drucker:
- Insight becomes effectiveness only through hard systematic work.
- Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective.
- The greatest wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.
- The motivation of the knowledge worker depends on his being effective, on being able to achieve.
- Knowledge work is defined by its results.
- It is trying to be other than one’s self that unmans one. Be your own natural self and go ahead.
- How foolish we are not to recognize what we are best fitted for and can perform, not only with ease but with pleasure…
- A great business is seldom if ever built up, except on lines of strictest integrity.
- A man must necessarily occupy a narrow field who is at the beck and call of others.
- …even in days of fiercest competition, when it seems a matter of price, at the root of great business success is quality.
- If we truly care for others we need not be anxious about their feelings for us. Like draws to like.
- No kind action is ever lost.
- Violence is not strength, noisiness is not earnestness. Noise is a sign of want of faith, and violence is a sign of weakness.
- The more you know the more you can save yourself and that which belongs to you, and can do more work with less effort.
- The realm of the possible was given to man to hope and not to fear in.
- Only they who will do their duty in everyday and trivial matters will fulfill them on great occasions.
- Be earnest, earnest, earnest; mad, if thou wilt: Do what thou dost as if the stake were heaven.
- In proportion as you increase the value you give for a dollar, just so you will find it easier to get the dollar. -Hunter
- The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. -Woodrow Wilson
- Nature hates idleness in all its forms. She gives continuous life only to those elements which are in use. -Napoleon Hill
- Success necessitates that we overcome obstacles. It is a natural part of the process.
- Once you believe your goal is possible, the difficult will become routine. -Cynthia Kersey
- Move boldly in alignment with your purpose. -@kevinwmccarthy
- Productivity can be achieved only through imperfection. Make a decision. Follow through. -@peterbregman
- Change isn’t a distraction. It’s not an impediment. It doesn’t need to slow you down. -@peterbregman
- He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he tried and failed. -William James
- Management is the life study of every man who works with other men. He must either manage, or be managed, or both. -L. Gilbreth
- Do not grow weary, perform your duty, and act as becomes a good man. -Seneca
- Quit judging the worth of your ideals by someone else’s ideals.
- Be brave. Stand alone, in the dark, by yourself, long enough to get a glimpse of your own soul.
- You don’t need ideal, you need something that works.
- Choose progress over perfection. Choose one small, struggling step at a time, every day.
- Your life isn’t anyone else’s life. Your rules shouldn’t be anyone else’s rules.
- Set your course, choose your rules, and then have the integrity to live by them.
- What matters to you won’t be the same as way matters to other people.
- Focus on building up, improving upon, and adding MORE of what your’e good at.
- Find your priorities. Don’t assume someone else’s.
- Figure out the one thing that matters most for each goal. That’s your critical inch. Gain it every day.
- If you are a knowledge worker, then adding to your knowledge increases your value as a worker.
- Add to your knowledge for the sake of your own future.
- If you’re working in any sort of knowledge-based field, then your knowledge is your value.
- Having clear, understandable, simple goals is of utmost importance to the knowledge worker.
- Having all this knowledge means nothing if we don’t know how to apply it.
- We’re valuable because of our knowledge; our knowledge is valuable when used on the right things.
- Execution is the key to success.
- Blogging is about communicating, not about proving your intellectual merit.
- Production is expensive. Production requires energy and resources. But production is where you make the money.
- Success breeds success, but not if you don’t get out there and encourage the breeding.
- Ask. Ask. Ask. Be proactive. No one is going to work for your dreams but you.
- Make time for whatever gets your creative power buzzing.
- When you set your own goals, frame them as things to work FOR not work AGAINST.
- Put some of your life on auto-pilot so that you have more of your mental capability to put into your creative passions.
- The more complex our culture has become, the more luxuries we have as a society, the more difficult it becomes to be productive.
- Key to productivity? Be inclusive. Don’t make productivity a practice for segments of life. Make it the way you do all of life.
- If drastic is too much, start small. Change yourself, little by little, because that’s how you change everything.
- Set some goals that are worth the effort. Then make the effort.
- You’re not in charge of the universe, or even your own little planet. You’re in charge of yourself.
- Quit expending all your thought, energy, and effort on controlling things (and people, mainly) which aren’t yours to control.
- The culture in general is not going to give you the encouragement you crave. Go ahead anyway.
- Quit trying to be the mythical, all-American, over-achieving, perfect-in-every-area, balanced person. This person does not exist.
New blog I’m reading:
- Angry Sub-Editor is just funny and smart. And all about words. “Every sub-editor, word-nerd and logophile should be a seething ball of fury, scowling at the world and dreaming hideous punishments for those that abuse their beloved language.”
Books you should be reading:
- 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What books and blogs are you reading?